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. as the eiffel tower's evacuated due to a bomb threat, new commando-style raids across the u.s. and europe. brian ross has the latest. >>> and, wrestle mania. they've kicked, jumped and flipped their way into the hearts of millions of americans. now, pro wrestling hat its sights set on a really big audience. and that's a "sign of the times." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 28th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight with a shocking look behind some of the most popular nonfiction films of our time. nature documentaries. these films seek to deliver a sense of wonder at the quirkry private behavior of some of the colorful characters in the animal kingdom. the problem, according to a long-time industry veteran we interviewed tonight, is that some of the most incredible scenes are 100% fake. john donvan has our report. >> reporter: animals on the screen. we love them. beethoven in the movie of that name. lassi, in the classic tv show. and then, of course, there
. taking a break from domestic concerns to talk about u.s. efforts to bring peace to the middle east and stability to iraq and afghanistan and then sit down with the leaders of china and japan. although last night this was the scene. hecklers greeded the president at a gray rights fundraiser. some shouted at him. others yelled he is not doing enough to repeal the military don't ask don't tell policy. the president eventually told them to go shout at republicans. >>> part of the new health care law kicks in today. it's been six months since the president signed the landmark bill but the future of health care reform is still unclear. matt acland joins us live from capitol hill with more on our big story today. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of this legislation will be implemented today or this week and this issue is becoming debated once again. we heard about it six months ago and now we're starting to hear about it a lot again. the reason why, the elections are just around the corner. the republicans are saying this is a wrong move for the president. he should ha
pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegables -- vegetables. >> reporter: you might be thinking what does he know about illegal immigration and migrant farm something not that much. the reason he was invited to testify was because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day and his celebrity status didn't hurt. >> and after working with them, picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side-by-side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it's really, really hard. >> reporter: there were a few half smiles and a couple of chuckles from the house members and some even appeared uncomfortable with his remarks. >> i would like to recommend that now that we have all of this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i am happy to do so. >> reporter: he stayed and answered several questions af
of us can change a light bulb or squash a stink bug but also move a bus and give hope. >> all going through my head now is wow. i'm crying a lot because it's finally hitting. before i said, i was still in shock. now it's hitting. >> reporter: we were all tied up watching ty and his miracle workers give baltimore two hours of great tv. many watched "extreme makeover: home edition" at home. others came out here to notre-dame prep for a viewing party. >> meant a lot to me and my family. i know that all my friends watching it, they are just like, really impressed at what the program that i'm in and all the things i'm doing. >> ok, here's the situation. a storm has blown in! >> reporter: to show what you can do with a stop watch, weather against us. we saw tears and raindrops, hugs and earthquakes. in the end it's always about the hope. >> i am so happy and thrilled right now with what the show is doing. we couldn't be happier and so proud and privileged we had the house. >> reporter: if you swept a broom, put a chair in place, painted a wall, laid a brick, this show was all about you. b
a century. the u.s. supreme court refused to block the execution of 41- year-old theresa lewis. the governor has declined two requests for collegenessy collegeness -- clemency. >>> 4-year-old ally anderson was able to save her three children. she handed them out a wind to to her uncle but she never returned whether she went back in for her two youngest sons. neighbors in the close night community set up a memorial outside the house. >>> our other big story today marks six months since the signing of president obama's health care reform law. now, among the changes going into he can for some people, are insurance plans that can no longer set lifetime caps on medical costs. parents can keep the adult children on the health plans until age 2. unsurers can no longer deny coverage for children with preexisting conditions an some reventive care will no longer require copayments either. there is still a fight over health care reform as some states are suing the federal government over the legislation. >>> republicans are pulling one out of the old playbook. the gop is set to sign and release its ple
for waking up with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> glad to have you along. before we get to tony and our forecast up here, flooding is causing a left yes to fail this morning. it is forcing more people to evacuate. >> residents in central wisconsin starting fleeing their homes when that levee started to fail last night. wisconsin river has cut off people in one neighborhood in the town of portage. it is not clear exactly how many of the 300 residents are now stranded. they did not heed the warning to evacuate. the levee has not completely collapsed but officials say it is leaking. >> we have a little bit of wet weather out there this morning. >> some rain showers across the area. none ever them particularly heavy at this hour but we could show some more rainfall develop during the morning and during the daytime and some of it could be heavy at times. we'll start with the satellite- radar composite, show you how things are shaping up across the region. there you go. you can see a pretty good amount of rain. let me tell you this. we have a variety of radars that we look at. this one is overplaying
the 1th woman executed in the -- became the 12th woman executed since the u.s. resumed the death penalty in 1976. >>> with critical elects just a few weeks away, leads are come to try to talk to businesses about their pledge to america.  four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >>> the u.s. walks out during a speech by iran's president at the nation. mahmoud am din japped gad says most americans think the 9-11 tacks were carried out by the u.s. government. 3 # other delegations joined the american diplomats in walking out. there were also protestors outside the u.n. demonstrating against the iranian president. the iranian president hinted that his c
-to--the-top program this n which the states compete for federal dollars for their own reform programs, using student test scores to evaluate teachers, even to set their pay, and firing teachers for poor performance. the head of the national education association, whose 3.2 million members make it the largest union in america, down played the difference and said he agrees with the president that the status quo is unacceptable. >> we support rigorous and fair evaluation systems. i can tell you educators don't want incompetent or ineffective teachers in the classroom. >> reporter: some advocates of education reform are urging the president to compromise with republicans if they take control of the house next year. you can bet that if he does that, his relations with the teachers unions will take a turn for the worse. katie? >> couric: chip, i know president is following the lead of other countries that do already have longer school years by about a month. how does he pro pose the do this? and how does he expect, or does he expect, to get blowback from parents and kids? >> reporter: absolutely, katie. i
could use it. let's check in with julie wright. she has a look at traffic. >> as long as it doesn't happen during rush hour. we have to be specific with mother nature. only certain hours, certain times of the day and certain days of the week. >> you will find the lanes are open. overnight roadwork picked up off of 270 as you travel southbound merging off of 124 onto 270. that is running smoothly now leaving msmght va and continuing out to the lane divide -- that is running smoothly now leaving mva and continuing out to the lane divide. overnight roadwork if the hot lanes as you travel between 66 and tyson's now cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> new this morning, tons of belongings just dumped out on the street. >> a d.c. woman is being kicked out of her home for allegedly not paying her bills. matt ackland join us live with the details on this one. >> reporter: good morning. eloise diaz, this is all of her stuff. as you were saying, yesterday, shefers kicked oust her home, evicted. she lost her job. take a look. it is just stuff all up and down here. here
. >> for the first time we hear american soldiers accused of taking part if a death squad. could the u.s. army have prevented this civilian massacre? brian ross investigates. >>> fake arrest. you're watching a california cop handcuff a teenager in his living room. his parents watching and thrilling. the boy's crime, having sex with the officer's stepdaughter. was this an abuse of power? the boy's parents join us live exclusively. >>> pandemonium. it may be the toughest job in the world to get. why 62,000 people applied for a chance to spend time with these giant pandas. >>> all over the world, 62,000 applications to spend a month with these bears. >> do you blame them? >> they are cute. we hope you had a great weekend. >>> including the leader of that megachurch vowing to fight sexual abuse charges leveled by four young men he had been working with. >> take a look at this. cell phone video taken inside a plane. the landing gear failing to activate. passengers told -- you see, keep their heads down. sparks flyout side the win dove. the pilot able to land safely. what it was like on that flight. >> t
-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for the most part everyone is fine. sadly several pets, cats and dogs were trapped inside one of the homes. all of
out the weapons and the tactics used during a prison riot. >>> caught on camera, auto workers drinking beer and smoking what appears to be pot on their lunch break. it didn't happen just once. the exclusive investigation that's ignited a scandal. >>> we'll begin with that massive fire. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolt near and i'm shawn yancy. the flames broke out in one house and spread through parts of that manassas neighborhood within a matter of minutes. fox 5's bob barnard is there tonight on the still dropping story. >> reporter: this fire still smoldering seven hours later. you can see fire crews putting water on some hotspots. in the middle the house that was there is gone. on either side two others destroyed. take a look at this thing from the air. sky fox above the raging infernos around 4:00, three homes up in flames, but the scores of firefighters called to the scene, it's a losing battle for them. later from the ground the 8300 block of tillett loop in manassas looks like something here exploded destroying those three homes, the heat damaging several others.
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with it's controversial comments about 9/11. this morning the one hiker who was free is here for an exclusive interview. >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," friday, september 24, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and orange, -- gorge, everyone. >> residents in parts of minnesota bracing for another round of serious floods. >> another heavy downpour promptpromp prompted officials -- >>> also ahead,he latest on the actor who appeare in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" has now been found guilty of atechlted murder. he stabbed his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times and she survived. she will speak out about her ordeal when she joins us live. >>> and we talk about a william who survived a difficult surgery in which doctors cut off the lower what are of her body to remove a tumor. >>> in the news this morning, hundreds of people have been forced from their homes because of flooding in parts of wisconsin and minnesota where both gover
washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. thanks for joining us at 5:00 on this early monday morning. i am alison starling. let's give started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. expect problems? we have lisa baden and adam caskey. >> we have been waiting for this rain and it is materializing. some areas of rain across the region is specially farther west of the metro area. look at showers stretching from pennsylvania all the way to the deep south. the moisture is streaming to the north. we will see intermittent showers through of the day. showers in montgomery county, frederick county,270 corridor, 81 corridor cure that's where we have persistent light rain. in the yellow areas is where there are moderate to heavy sellers at this time. there's rain off and on today. high temperatures in the '70s. maybe a upper 60's in some spots. a severe thunderstorm cannot be ruled vowel especially along and he 795 corridor this evening. at least 2.5 inches expected altogether. >> water it has collected on the ramp heading west on to 50. there is deep water. a firefighter just call
to wait for this area of low pressure down over georgia to come up and over us and that process is going to take a few more hours. bottom line, rounds of rain still to come and the flash flood watch is up until 8:00 in the morning. we'll take you over to max. you'll be able to see. that how much rain are we talking and where? we thought we'd give you an idea because in the next 12 hours it looks like the heavy y rain will be along and east of i-95, around 1 to 2 inches of rain could still fall with lighter amounts off to our west and not out othe question a rumble of thunder and at times even on the severe side, some of the storms earlier today rotated a bit. we haven't seen anything like that tonight, but it's going to be a long night. you may need extra time for the morning rush hour, more details in a little while. >>> the other big story we are following tonight, the search for a rapist in montgomery county. police say he attacked a woman on the side of frederick road near high point drive in germantown. fox 5's wisdom martin joins us live with the details. >> reporter: investigators
and they're not saying what gang he allegedly belonged to and the gun used was a pass around gun that was used in another shooting earlier in the evening. >>> and back to virginia. a prince william school employee is facing assault charges. ort on bond accused of strike her 8-year-old daughter on the back with a belt. the police responded to her elementary school after the teacher reported the abuse and d.c.'s next mayor sat down for a meeting with michelle rhee. and rhe, was a stalking supporter. gray said that this meeting was more of a philosophical one and said it was not a decision- making meeting but called it productive. >> we will have those conversations in a later discussion and we did not talk about chancellor rhee staying or going, we talked about the state of education in the city. >> and rhee declined repeated requests to comments and they will sit down the next few weeks for another meeting and no personnel decisions will be announceed until after the election. >>> and coming up next, another change on the way to the white house. details on that still ahead. >>> an
think you just jinxed us. >> i probably did. >> in problems reported on the beltway at the wilson bridge. that is in good shape. headed into the northeast washington, bw parkway and 50 also quiet this morning. but on 95, we are wrapping up this accident that occurred on the southbound side of the occoquan. that is in the propose she was being cleared. now, the pace is restored as you continue on the southbound side but northbound, that is where we have the heavy volume. before delays from dale see headed up towards the occoquan. we had slow traffic in the express lanes leaving the prince william parkway. westbound i-70 at 94 and woodbine we have reports of the tractor-trailer possibly overturned. i-70 at 94 shut down until further notice because of this crash. southbound 270 busy on the top side. we have delays approaching and passing 109. no incidents to report leaving germantown to the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> new this morning, we're taking a look at live pictures right now from a d.c. neighborhood where one woman has been kicked out of her home and is n
brother from guatemala two years ago and he spoke with us about the family's pain. >> i am very sad. my mother is so sad. i am angry, but i am very, very sad and the family is, too. >> reporter: oscar ole said his sister was heading to her boyfriend's house right where the car struck her. daniellela worked as a checker for three years at this nearby latino market. walking is how she gets around. >> she can't talk. she's in a coma. >> reporter: oscar describes her condition as grave and as she struggles to survive, the person responsible for hitting her is still on the run. neighbors living along this stretch of carroll avenue in silver spring describe an ongoing problem with speed. >> usually if get out, you got to wait for a whole line coming because they won't stop. >> i'm very concerned, especially with the school, too. i've seen the crossing guard almost get hit. >> reporter: new hampshire estates elementary school is the school right across the street from the accident scene. there is one crosswalk but no lights. as for the investigation, police recovered a passenger's side view mi
sunrise. but we missed the first sliver. >> thanks for being with us. let's get straight to tony perkins. >> a fine start to the day. good morning to you, good morning, allison and everybody. it is going to be a hot day today. let's look at the current temperatures around the region. 68 right now in the nation's capital. 62 in baltimore. dulles is at 64. patuxent naval air station is at 70. frederick, maryland is at 59 degrees. here is a look at the satellite radar. as you saw from the live shot, skies are mostly clear. bright sunshine traveling east. that may slow you down because of the sun. out to the north and west there is some rainfall across the great lakes, northwestern portions of ohio and through indiana. and some of that could make it through here tonight so we could see some rainfall. so your day planner looks like this: hot and increased humidity. a high today around 90 degrees. yes, 90 degrees. that's a look at the weather. we have more coming up. right now let's go to julie wright. >>> starting off with the screw in sky fox. they are hovering above the accident involving
's county where prosecutors revealed in court today that dna is linked to the murder weapon used to kill trooper wesley brown in june. 27-year-old cyril cornelius williams is the man investigators believe killed wesley brian june 11th outside of an applebys where brown was working security. today prosecutors revealed they have dna evidence recovered from the handgun they believe was used to gun down the trooper. >> dna was recovered. we haven't publicly released the results of that yet. >> reporter: dna is important because it's among the short list of requirements to bring a death penalty case in maryland. prosecutor glenn ivey says the death penalty has not been ruled out in the trooper brown murder. the suspect, cyril williams, is the man seen in security video being ejected from the restaurant by brown, according to investigators. william as allegedly returned with an acquaintance to the restaurant with a pistol and gun downed the moonlighting trooper outside. >>> i'm armando trull in riverdale, maryland. 11 years ago brend on loony without been out here playing football with his oth
. the iranian president calls the terror attacks a cover-up. sparking outrage and a walkout by the u.s. delegation. we'll have reaction from the white house. >>> caught on tape. a vicious girl fight, as one of the girls' moms appears to egg her on. why the cheers ended with charges of abuse. >>> come on, elmo. don't you want to play? >> too sexy for "sesame street"? why the children's show pulled the plug on katy perry's appearance. is it the kids? or the parents? >> there's a lot of excitement around our dinner table last night. when i told the girls that elmo and grover will be here to talk about that story, they cheered. harper wanted elmo's autograph. i'm not sure. he's only 3. >> i don't know if that can happen. perks of the job. >>> a lot 06 ground to cover in the meantime. hundreds of homes have been evacuated after flooding in wisconsin and minnesota. a state of emergency has been declared in both states. and the national guard is now sandbagging, bracing against more bad weather today. and then, there's a new tropical storm that could be heading toward the gulf. it's expected
, in some cases, are surpassing us, especially in math and science. >> reporter: the president kicked off the education nation summifrom the white house and included a go of recruit iing ience, technology, english and math teachers. policy makers and teachers discussed ways to fix a system that's failing too many kids. >> status quo isn't good enough. >> reporter: and not good enough for parents like cynthia williams. she became an edution advocate 20 years ago when her ildren began school. >> my kids didn't get the best education. now i know by the time they got to college, remedial courses. theyhad to take remedial courses. >> reporter: from school policy hurdles to teacher troubles. unions ce under trouble for negotiating contcts that make it difficult or virtually impossible to fire poor performing teachers. new jersey's governor says students continue to pay the price if unions don't look for compromise. >> until they come along either willingly or being dragged along this isn't going to change. >> reporter: call for innovation and renewed dedication to give students a better path to
this weekend. 64 people on board. lisa stark tells us how the skill of the pilot made all the difference. lisa. >> reporter: diane, before we get to that pilot, let me tell you something we just learned about this aircraft. this model of plane has had previous landing gear failures. in fact, the faa this summer issued a safety directive warning the landing gear doors could jam. it's not known yet if that's what happened here. this was the scene in the passenger cabin. >> heads down, stay down. heads down, stay down. >> reporter: chase benzenberg, who shot this video, said some were praying, others crying. >> the lady in front of me, i see her get teary and she reaches for her husband's hand next to me. >> reporter: the plane needed to land, but the right wheels remained stubbornly up. captain jack conroyd jr., a former navy pilot, and first officer larkin newby calmly called controllers for help. >> our preference would be to proceed over to jfk and execute an emergency landing over there. >> brace for impact. >> reporter: here was the danger. a mistake and the plane could skid out of control,
in northern virginia after an audit uncovered tons of extra money not being used. a four month audit by a team of cpas found hundreds of millions of dollars in accounts that has not been spent. that money is from years offal kateed funds in a carry over account. the governor wants to move ahead with planned projects quickly. >> i want to get the hot lanes on 95 build as soon as possible. we're trying to get that done, it makes no sense to have hot lanes from tysons to the mixing bowl to run into another traffic jam. you have to get them built from the 14th street bridge south. that's a top priority. >> vdot spends $3.3 billion a year constructing and maintaining the highways and secondary roads in the commonwealth. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn
winds hit an office building that used to be a church, knocking the steeple inside the building, where it almost hit a woman's desk. she was away from her desk at the time and no one was hurt. dramatic, you don't see that everyday. it is now 7:04. back to meredith and al. we had severe thunderstorms last night. >> came rolling >> good morning, off to a fairly quiet start on thursday with a couple of thunderstorms near by. a 30% chance. otherwise, it will onlyis >>> that's your latest wester. matt. >>> thanks so much. to politics, president obama addresses the united nations today as the gop addresses a new plan to deal with the economy and health care. msnbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is here. >> the president is here, annual gathering of world leaders of the united nation. politics looming over everything. november mid-terms. while he's here, republicans are going to a hardware store in virginia to unveil the 2010 version of a contract with america they call their pledge to america. >> reporter: today, republicans will try to recapture what a young firebrand named n
a guardil sliced right through his suv. he survived, and he'll be talking to us about that. >>> first let's goack inside studio 1a. tamron hall has all the headlines. >>> we began with more flooding in parts of the midwest. a levee iseaking in portage, wisconsin, some people have been evacuated. officials say if more evacuations are needed residents will have to get out by boat. >>> "today"today a panel appoin presiden obama begins its investigation into the oil spill in the gulf of mexico and the administration's response to it. >>> hyundai is recalling more than 1,000 sonata sedans sold in the u.s. because of potential steering wheel problems. the recall involves sonatas built before september 10. >>> gas prices are holding eady, the average price for regular now $2.69 a gallon. >>> sve berk will become ceo of nbc universal. burke will replace the current ceo who will step down when the deal closes. >>> overseas markets are higher on wall street. erin burnett is on wall street. >> we're talking about the best september since 1939, we'll see if we can hold through the end of the week. an
, a lot of them probably here because tamron hall is joining us this morning. >> this is my entire extended family, aren't they lovely? separated at birth. >> natalee is on assignment, mr. roker joins us as well. and do you know who else is here? a lot of people have experienced the challenge of turning a nursery into a big kid's room. georgia is going to answer the wishes of a special young lady and transform her room into something she loves. it's fun. >> you go from that preteen thing. instead of changing just a room, how about moving into a new house. our resident real estate guru barbara corcoran is here, from a four bedroom home in tennessee. really surprised at how far your dollars can go these days. >> and bobby brown will stop by. i remember the first time i wore lipstick in front of my dad, i think he feinted and resurrected in front of me. we have got some advice on age appropriate makeup and some tips from the inside out. >>> let's go inside, ann curry is standing by at the news desk. >> good morning once again to everybody. >>> in the news this morning, hundreds of peo
to hit us later tonight. with all that in mind, here's your forecast for the evening -- more rain likely into the later part of the evening. a flood watch into the overnight into tomorrow morning. some of the downpours could be heavy. if you get into flooded roadway and the rain is coming down hard, do the smart thing, find an alternate route. more coming up. >>> as always, you can track severe weather and the latest forecast on-line at abc2news.com. >>> western high school in north baltimore was closed today because of flooding. we're not sure if the flooding at the school is weather-related. the school in the 4600 falls road area. no word on whether there will be classes tomorrow but we'll let you know as soon as we find out. >>> a man who told police he idolized adolf hitler and didn't like black people received a prison sentence today for beating an elderly fisherman and stealing his suv. jeff hager has more on the punishment. >> reporter: the self-proclaimed white supremacist received 30 years for the armed carjacking and beating in august of last year. 28-year-old calvin lockner us
capitol dome in the night sk things are heating up, but tom reminds us it is fall, it's not quite the same as a summer day. >> the heat only lts for a few hours in the middle part of the afternoon. unlike the summertime it's hot from 10:00 in the morning until 8:00 in the evening. it is going to be getting above 90 by midafternoon. a mild morning on this thursday morning. good morning, right now we've got a clear sky, storms are all gone and temperatures are generally in the 60s throughout much of the region. it's in the low 70s in washington and right near the chesapeake bay and the atlantic beaches. in the mountains of western maryland, west virginia this morning, weatherwatchers reporting it in the 50s to near 60 there. and around virginia's tide water and the lower eastern shore in the upper 60s. over the last 12 hours the storms have dissipated and a weak area of high pressure holding for us from maine down to georgia. and we'll have this dry pattern, and the excessive heat continuing tay and tomorrow. now today's record is 98. we probably won't be near that. but likely near or perhap
," but n for laughs. we'll explain after the break. >>> plus, chuck bell is here. chuck's going to tell us when the clouds might give us some right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families anhard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in tse tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in o classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. >>> yoga enthusiasts gathered today in the name of global peace. that was one of many events held around the world today. the goal is to unite people in spirit to promote world peace. the task, to perform 108 sun salutations. that is a prominent yoga pose. >> ladies and gentlemen, i wantedo come here tonight before my time as governor of the great state of new york ends and to tell you that working in albany is
of the income generated in the u.s. that's up from 49.7% in 2007. and the poorest 20% earn only 3% of the country's income. the great divide is a college degree. the unemployment rate for college graduates is less than 5%. for those with just a high school diploma, it's more than 10%. and according to another study, the median income for a college grad-- nearly $56,000-- is more than double that of workers who finished only high school. >> low-skill labor is really in trouble in this economy. the demand for their services is shrinking like crazy. the traditional ways that they moved into the middle-class-- manufacturing, construction-- are dead in the water. >> reporter: and that income gap may only grow wider even as the economy recovers because the top end usually recovers faster than the bottom. katie? >> couric: anthony mason, thank you, anthony. and jobs are the big issue in the midterm elections. election day, by the way, is five weeks away, but early voting is already under way in seven states. with control of congress at stake, president obama hit the campaign trail today.
to the day. and it's monday too. >> it's not good, is it? >> no. tony perkins is joining us now. we say goodbye to the 90-degree temperatures. >> their gone. and like holly said, it's rainy and misty, monday, redskins lost, it doesn't make for a great start to the day. >> that's pressure on you to keep us entertained this morning, mr. perkins. >> i'll do the best i can. but here is what i can tell you. i can keep you prepared for what we have in store for today and it's going to be more rainfall. now we do need the rain. that is the good news that we're getting some much-needed rain. take a look at hd radar and we'll start with that and show you the area covered by precipitation. and we are seeing rainfall across its area right now. most of it is not heavy rain. it's around washington, the beltway, outside of the beltway and then points west as well. some light to moderate rainfall. on top of that we have mist and fog out there so as you saw in the live shot, visibility is reduced this morning. to the graphics and starting with a broader radar image. you can see the precip coming throug
on immigrant farm labor, he used humor to get the nation goes the attention. >> i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i wanted picked by an american, sliced by guatemalans, and served by as venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> as part of the united from workers take our jobs campaign. only seven actually took them. >> we have ignored it too long. it is time to face this issue mano a what ever the spanish word for hamano is. >> it was his intent to mock the process. >> he tried to stop the testimony completely. >> i am not asking you not to talk. i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> while many were amused? >> his message got through to the people that would to an end to see him. congress is already kind of a circus. i don't think it really changes it too much. >> others wonder if a more serious tone of brought a better tone. >> he had a few serious moments. he explained the reason why he is taking this issue. he says he believes that migrant farm workers are suffering and have no rights. >>> if you thought to
. and althrow taliban forces claimed to have shot down that black hawk helicopter, the u.s. defense officials said the crash appears to be the result of an know. of the 12 people on board, two other americans and one afghan did survive. >> jane watrel, thanyou. >>> we've had some severe storms in the area this afternoon. they seem to be settling down. doug kammerer joins with us the latest. >> settling down in a big way. that's the good news. earlier today we did see a strong to severe thunderstorm making its way through loudoun county into montgomery and rthern fairfax county. for the most part, those storms are gone. the only storm we have are down into spotsylvania county andot even storm here. they were severe into part of orange county but since they've moved to the east, they are dying down. we still have a severe thunderstorm watch that is in effect for the entire area until 10:00 tonight. so there are still a few more storms upstream well to the north and west of the area. when i come back, i'll show what you i think those storm will be doing overnight. right now at 90 degrees. 90 in
, if you are heading to the pentagon metro station you want to take that detour to use the covered canopy. the good news is if i sound like i'm talk atlantic gibberish and you have to idea what i'm talking about, don't worry, metro has posted signs in the metro station to direct people as to what they need to do because of the changes. and you will have to go ahead and get used to them. they will likely stay in affect until 2012. the department of defense is working on building a security check point at the pentagon but it will be a while. it won't be complete until 2012. get used to these things. they will likely be in place until then. >> dunn sound like jibbering. but a lot of information we need to hear. >>> police hope a driver's side mirror left at the scene of a hit and run will help them to identify the car. it happened on carroll avenue and piney branch road. witnesses told 9 news now what they saw. >> she is laying face down her flip flops in the middle of the road her phone is broke and maybe she was bringing food for her family or something. >> reporter: at point we only know
and mother nature helping us out. so locations picking up two to three inches of rain already during the day today. you can see cloud cover across the d.c. area now and across the metro area. also just off to the st. we are looking at big time showers and big time heavy rain as well. that rain right now falling just to the west of frederick around hagerstown to morgantown west virginia,. winchester, berriville seeing heavy rain through western portions of louden county. as we widen out, more rain to the south around richmond. that rain will be making its way up to e d.c. area. also areas toward the east overnight tonight. that's where we could see some of the heaviest rain as we move through the night. a flash flood watch through the night tonight into tomorrow morning for all of the area just about. you see it highlighted. we'll see the chance for one to three inches of rain tonight into tomorrow morning. most of that will be localized. don't be surprised to see heavy rain in your area. 9:00 tonight, 11:00 tonight and more rain tomorrow morning around 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. it could be a r
south to north. high temperatures today should be in the mid 70's for most of us. we are in the mid 60's right now. upper 50's farther out west. southeast wind at 10-20. becoming gusty tonight's. if tomorrow morning rain translates to afternoon sunshine. not to lisa baden. >>> out of crofton its been a long morning on the ramp from route 3 heading onto stifter west, there is deep water at the end of the ramp. if there's a wreck betwnear 197. greenbelt road, that exit ramp to the military base is closed. virginia has a wreck north on 95 before the occoquan river near the 123 it-woodbridge exit, the right lane is closed. -- 12>>> police found a victimt before midnight in the 3400 block of dot are quoted in landover. the man had been shot and was discovered in the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. police are searching for the gunman. >>> police hope evidence left behind will lead them to hit and run driver. a young woman suffered a critical injury after being hit by a car saturday night along the 8700 block of carroll avenue. courtney robinson joins us from silver spring with m
care law start today. we'll brk them down for you. good morning and thanks for joining us for "news 4 today," i'm eun yang. >> good morning to you, i'm joe krebs on this thursday, the 23rd day of september. let's take a live look outside right now. 73. pretty warm degrees for this time of year. it's autumn. ought to feel lik autumn. >> but it's not going to. >> didn't feel like yesterday. at least for part of the day. >> by dafternoon, was uncomfortably warm. looks like we're going to repeat that today. good morning, i'm meteorologist tom kierein. 70 by the day, 60s from the shenandoah valley to the atlantic beaches. montgomery, arlington, fairfax and prince george's counties in the upper 60s right now. ouof the mountains of western maryland, west virginia and many locations are just near 60. away from the waters on the eastern shore in the upper 60s. right around virginia tide water and southeastern virginia, low 70s. and over the last 12 hours we had those evening thundershowers coming through. but have now dissipated. we have a few clouds drifting in from the rest. afternoon highs
family. >> courtney robinson live in northwest. keep us posted. >>> following a developing story this morning about a violent crime in the district that has left one man dead and two others wounded. three separate shootings in the district. at 8:00 last night a man was killed at 7 avenue near ninth street se. two shootings left two men wounded. no arrests. >>> police are investigating a murder mystery at the greenbelt apartment complex. neighbors found the woman's body yesterday afternoon of outside her apartment on greenbelt road. the woman was assaulted and left to die on the stairwell. the neighbors knew the woman as jackie. they don't allow motives and robbery does not appear to be the motive. -- they don't know a motive. >>> vincent gray and schools chancellor michelle rhee will sit down tomorrow at the wilson building. during the primary, vincent gray kept quiet on whether he would keep michelle rhee in her post. >>> a major setback for efforts to end the military posts in "don't ask, don't tell" policy. >> yeas are 56, the nays are 43. the motion is not agreed to. >> senat
. no matter what, it's all about the children. >> reporter: elaine parker says she used to work with armstrong who other friends say lately was struggling financially. >> somewhere june and may she was out of electricity and stuff. and she was trying to get money together. >> reporter: they had a broken water line and apparently it was leaking into our kitchen. >> reporter: kevin roberts lives next door. his place is totally destroyed as he tries to salvage what he can in the dark, he counts his blessing that both he and his roommate were at when the fire started. >> i thought this was a movie. it didn't look real to me. i am in shock, disbelief and -- >> reporter: his voice trails off as he tries to find words to describe how he feels about his neighbors who did not survive. brittany morehouse, 9news now. >> and as of right now, we have no idea what caused that fire. the fairfax county firefighters are still investigating it. >>> new at 11:00, mother nature caused some problems for one montgomery county family tonight. take a look at this. high winds blew this tree down on a home in wheaton.
. >> reporter: -- darn things, people. >> reporter: beth parker, fox 5 news. >>> thanks so much for joining us. the news continues now. here's brian bolter with the news edge at 11:00. >> fire tears through a neighborhood in 7 level ising three huge homes and damaging several -- a virginia neighborhood leveling three homes and damaging several others. the flames broke out this afternoon on tillett loop and manassas leaving charred piles of debris behind. fox 5's bob barnard live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: eight hours after the first flames were spotted fire crews are still here and working, the remains of three houses here still smoldering and they just put some water on some of these smoking spots a short time ago. in the middle there where it's believed this thing started, that house burned to the ground. this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire, three homes side by side up in flames, scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in b
. >> reporter: people outside the mall today say it is a concern, especially since guns were used in some of those holdups. >> it does bother me. because i come out here with my daughter. so i'm kind of standoffish now. >> the mall says it continues to work closely with western district police to provide a safe environment for its shoppers and merchants. as well as policemen patrolling the center. police believe there are three separate groups committing the crimes. >> two of the suspect groups displayed false weapons. another group pretends to buy a watch and pulls out a handgun. >>> police identified two suspects so far and are searching for them. this woman says she was a victim just outside the mall. >> my pocketbook was snatched right here. they have a police station right here. and it happened right at this bus stop. >> reporter: in west baltimore, suzanne collins, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, police say they want to stress, despite these mondawmin holdups, commercial robberies are down in the city. >>> captain mike perry with more. >> reporter: it wasn't clear initially what firef
. >>> everything. >> just about. good morning. thanks for joining us for news 4 today. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs on this monday, the 27th day of september, 2010. live look outside. you can see the rain falling this morning. and we need it. so that's a good thing. temperatures are cooler as well compared with last week. >> nice change, tom. >> yeah. also combined with the hot tears of espair. and we certainly do need the rain. continuing to see showers coming through. look at the radar over the last three hours or so. showers moving rather quickly. marching across virginia, west virginia, d.c. fom the south. areas of blue and green are generally lighter showers moving south to north. we have wet pavement around the region. that's fender-bender weather. leave early. 50s in the mountains. east of the blue ridge to the bay, 60s. bay east, low 70s. more rain on top from the southland all the way from the southeastern atlantic and the gulf of mexico. this moisture will come on through today and tomorrow. things settling down tomorrow afternoon. >> we are loading up rapidly along
are going to be talking about the refereeing. what do you think? drop us a comment. we will read your comments on the air this morning. >> two murders this week with, and police are still out there looking for the suspects. >>> the first one happened here shortly before 5:00 yesterday. an unidentified man was shot in the head, taken to hospital hopkins hospital where he died. >> izael white was also shot in the head and taken no the hospital and died a short time later. >> a shocking video crawling on to a busy highway. we are going to find out what happened here. >>> mark? >> good morning. the commute is good on the rail systems. on the buses, number 19 and 35 running about 15 to 25 minutes late. and the 10 and 30 buses are diverted and running behind as with well due to the construction. >> , ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] era. tough on stains. easy on your wallet. >> it's 5:07. it's men in pink, and they are happy to -- celebrate the women in their lives, the women who has had breast cancer. there was a bull roast to raise money for komen for the cure. to be a guy, you lov
it on to college. the u.s. ranks behind developed countries. about # 44% of marylanders hold college degrees. of of adults hold degrees. only 3%. 44% of ought virginia answerness we will. it would need to grow ery year. >>> the debate continues on the "today" show. matt lauer will sit down with president obama to talk about schools across the country. the exclusive live interview begins at 8:00 a.m. on nbc 4. >>> startedingtoay, new check points farther away during weekdays. signs will be posted alerting riders to the new walking pattern. it is in connection to a shooting earlier this year that ended with the gunman dead. >>> metro riders on the orange line will experience single tracking. between st fls church and west falls church will cause trains to share a track between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this will last until 8th of october. riders should not expect any delays during those hours from the work. >>> a traffic alert for drivers in virginia. new ramps are opening at the telegraph road interchange. a new ramp will be open from inner loop to telegraph ro north. 176b will give access to
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